Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith;

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2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? 6 But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates.

Rev 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

James 1:21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

There is even a clearly luke warm site that promotes the accuracy of the KJV Bible while it neglects the fact it is still the Holy Spirit that has to interpret it to all

Hebrews 4 verse 12 ‘For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.’ The word of God is not just an information center it is the active application of the spirit of God, including repentance.

John 16: 8 And when he (the Holy Spirit) is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;

Laodicea lacked its own water supply, having no direct access to the cold water of the mountains or the hot water of the nearby springs in Hierapolis to the north. In contrast to its claims to self-sufficiency it had to pipe in its water even ‘

Water a symbol of the Holy Spirit even

Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

Lukewarm Christianity is also the false emphasis on truths, traditions, over a relationship with God, Jesus, Holy Spirit

HOW EASY IS IT TO HEAR GOD’S VOICE.. THAT  MORE I DESIRE TO HEAR HIM THE EASIERT IT IS THAT SO DO.. AS GOD SAID IF YOU SEEK ME WITH YOUR WHOLE HEART YOU WILL FIND ME.

1 Sam 3:10 And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth. 11 And the LORD said to Samuel,

Imagine now instead that you too even can actually hear God’s voice and his specific instructions to you instead of hearing your own voice and the lusts of the flesh or the Devil’s voice

There are many different voices available to us today to listen to still, even the voice of the enemy, the devil and his followers.. or own voices and finally God’s voice. Learning how to listen to and listen daily, continually to God’s voice is not optional too. Now God still speak to us through his word, the Bible, but God also still speak to us by His Holy Spirit as well. When you talk about what the scripture DO say you honestly should mean how you interpret what the scripture says.. cause too many of us read different things out of the same scriptures as we all do know firstly..

(Isa 30:21 KJV) And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.

(Jer 6:16 KJV) Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.

What after all this you are still deaf too? Sadly too many people still do say we should only read, hear God’s words in the Bible, even cause the rest of the time they are actually, falsely doing their own thing even… they really cannot still hear God’s direct voice, leading to them. So many  people still seem amazed that God can, and will now speak personally to his children, given the proper conditions being met, but me I am often amazed how is it that so many people cannot hear God, as to what un-confessed, un-repented of sins are obstructing their relationship with him now..

Yes we are all to listen to God, to hear his voice, and his specific word..

 Personal Humbleness is one of the basic prerequisite to allow God to personally speak to us. I know that many persons now tend to limit, cripple how God can speak to them, as only being through the Mind, through the Bible, only through others, or through circumstances.. well I also know that the devil can speak to you and me that way now too.. or he devil can send you a supposedly wise person telling you what you should do , what to do. and often rather making it a lot worse.

Many persons have a godly desire to serve the lord to become Apostles, Prophets pastors-teachers, evangelism, elders. The best way they can prepare themselves for this is firstly giving themselves all unto God and learning to hear God speaking to them.. Surprising how many professing Christian people do not still hear God personally speaking to them. Tragic that most so called Christians don’t hear the voice of God and are not really led by him at all. As they even don’t wait upon the Lord. In today’s take charge , self control freaks society one waiting for God to tell us what next to do is still not very popular. Get used to waiting for God. But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31  The Lord is saying to us that if we wait upon Him, we will not be tired, we will not be frustrated, and all of His tasks will be accomplished in the perfect amount of time;

There is a huge pitfall in Christianity: thinking the Bible is solely the Word of God,  There is a huge pitfall in Christianity: by thinking the Bible is the Word of God alone, and thinking that all the commands in the Bible referencing the Word of God, refer solely  to the Bible; when the references really mean going to God directly and listening to the Word of God  personally speaking to you. If you don’t also listen to the Voice of God, you will never really  grow; you will never know from what to repent; you will never receive his changing, purifying grace; you will not find God or his will and plan for you; and you will not have any final reward in the Kingdom of God or Christ. You will never make it to Heaven but still only to Hell.

You can memorize the entire Bible, quoting chapter and verse, and it will gain you nothing with God. It is easy to read the Bible. It often feels good to read the Bible, as long as you discount all the requirements such as holiness, perfection, and purity while ignoring the disqualifications of anger, lust, immorality, impurity, greed, etc. The Bible wasn’t even printed until 1516, but the early church thrived for 300 plus years without it. Like many in the early church, even if you can’t read, you can be changed and purified to enter the Kingdom of Heaven as a son of God forever – by listening to God’s voice and obeying it. For he calls us all to repentance, Christhood, and the Kingdom of Heaven.

Hear this! Understand, the Bible is not the Word of God, for the many scriptures that refer to the Word of God are not referring to the Bible, but rather to the voice of God or the Lord – his words from him, the living spirit Word – otherwise you are looking to the wrong source of growth – a book, instead of God’s spirit, who desires to speak and teach you outside of the Bible. The Holy Spirit will teach you all things. John 14:26. He desires to teach you individual, personal things about yourself, and how he wants you to live, how he wants you to improve, what he wants you to deny – as well as encourage you, tell you of his love for you, and open up the scriptures to you, including the mysteries. If you limit yourself to reading the Bible, you will only get crumbs beneath the table.

And this is why placing the Bible as the sole emphasis in worship is not only  inadequate (the crumbs under the table), but potentially heretical (the  Pharisees pride in biblical knowledge).

Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. Mat 4:4

 There is no valid, real spiritual life without hearing words from the mouth of God

I also learned that I personally can Hear the Voice of God in more ways than one.. Jesus now in reality is not a thought or an ideology, He is a Person. People have relationships, and relationships presupposes mutual communication. The Holy Spirit can and will speak to us directly if we let him to speak to us or let others next to speak to us, to guide us but he does want us to mature, to seek Him, to seek His face for our guidance. We still cannot make our on views, experience now still as God’s rule for everyone else. But many people do. Some people wrongfully do claim that God today can only speak to each one of us personally, to all of us through his written Word the Bible, cause that is all they have experienced maybe? but in fact I am very sure that these very same people God often cannot still even personally reach them firstly even by his Word… you know that is why so many people read the Bible and have different interpretations, doctrines, denominations even cause it is really not God who is talking to them through it… mere man is or self or the devil.. And yet many Bible scholars, pastors who know the Bible are blind to God’s truths and yet they know the Word on the outside.. their real inadequacy is that they really still do not, did not know God on a deep personal level, they have not communicated with Him and thus they are still in the wilderness themselves still. It is one thing to know the Word, but it is another thing to know the Author himself. How well do you know the author, not just his writings?

Some people sadly are using still their corrupted, unregenerated, human spirit to try to understand God and his truths and they will fail at it still too. (Psa 66:18 KJV) If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me: That iniquity can still be operating in the the kingdom of self.. If any will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. Luke 9:23 

“There was a day when I died; I died to self, my opinions, preferences, tastes and will; died to the world, its approval or censure; I died to the approval or blame even of my brethren or friends;  and since then I have studied only to show myself approved unto God.” (George Mueller)

He is the Rewarder of those Who Diligently Seek Him! Heb.11:6

Now the word of God is generally revealed to us in two different ways.

There is written direct Scripture (the Greek word logos), which shows us all God’s general will.

There are next also times when the Holy Spirit quickens a particular Scripture or otherwise gives us a direct word (the Greek word rhema) concerning God’s specific will in a particular situation. We have to be open to both ways too.

(John 10:27 KJV) My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

The manner of God speaking to us through Scripture has much not to do with what we are we mainly desire to know, or what personally are dealing with at the time but what he wants to reveals to us.

We are always slaves, servants of God who listen to his will, his instructions above all. But don’t personally read into the Bible as to what is being said rather first listen to Him, God, the Holy Spirit explaining next the scriptures to you personally. Allow the Scripture to “leap off the page” at you, as receive his divine revelation, and His Bible passages take on a meaning that you hadn’t noticed maybe even a moment earlier. There can be a passage of time between the initial reading of logos before it becomes rhema . One might as well read the same Scripture over and over again, and then next one day it “speaks”. This act of divine speaking, revelation of God through his Word is called “rhema” in the original Greek language of the New Testament.

(Num 11:24 KJV) And Moses went out, and told the people the words of the LORD, and gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the tabernacle. 25 And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease. 26 But there remained two of the men in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the spirit rested upon them; and they were of them that were written, but went not out unto the tabernacle: and they prophesied in the camp. 27 And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp. 28 And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them. 29 And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the LORD’S people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them!

(1 Cor 14:39 KJV) Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues. 40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

The people who also tell us to use only the Bible to hear God’s voice  they often still lie further to us.. they do falsely also  ask us also to use men’s commentaries, instead of the Holy spirit to next interpret the Bible. The People with an empty, imposturous Christian spiritual life now next turn even to idolatry to wrongfully try to compensate for their definite void, guilt feelings, their failure to reach, acquire a deeper Holy Spirit led, filled, spiritual life in Christ…. They instead now falsely promote, do encourage the worship of men, creeds, history, doctrines, things, places, books, videos, rather than solely worshipping God, Jesus alone, himself. (Jer 2:13 KJV) For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

(Eph 4:18 KJV) Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:

 (Rev 3:20 KJV) Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. 22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

(John 14:21 KJV) He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

Follow after God alone and not mere man… God still speaks too … My sheep hear My voice,  and I know them, and they follow Me. John 10:27

There is a huge pitfall in Christianity: thinking the Bible is the Word of God, and thinking all the commands in the Bible referencing the Word of God, refer to the Bible; when the references really mean going to God directly and listening to the Word of God speaking to you. If you don’t listen to the Voice of God, you will never grow; you will never know from what to repent; you will never receive his changing, purifying grace; you will not find God; and you will not have any reward in the Kingdom of God or Christ.

You can memorize the entire Bible, quoting chapter and verse, and it will gain you nothing with God. It is easy to read the Bible. It often feels good to read the Bible, as long as you discount all the requirements such as holiness, perfection, and purity while ignoring the disqualifications of anger, lust, immorality, impurity, greed, etc. The Bible wasn’t even printed until 1516, but the early church thrived for 300 plus years without it. Like many in the early church, even if you can’t read, you can be changed and purified to enter the Kingdom of Heaven as a son of God forever – by listening to God’s voice and obeying it. For he calls us all to repentance, Christhood, and the Kingdom of Heaven.

Hear this! Understand, the Bible is not the Word of God, for the many scriptures that refer to the Word of God  are not referring to the Bible, but rather to the voice of God or the Lord – his words from him, the living spirit Word – otherwise you are looking to the wrong source of growth – a book, instead of God’s spirit, who desires to speak and teach you outside of the Bible. The Holy Spirit will teach you all things. John 14:26. He desires to teach you individual, personal things about yourself, and how he wants you to live, how he wants you to improve, what he wants you to deny – as well as encourage you, tell you of his love for you, and open up the scriptures to you, including the mysteries. If you limit yourself to reading the Bible, you will only get crumbs beneath the table.

The Bible is the recorded words of the saints as they were moved by the Holy Spirit of God to write. Christ is the Word of God, not the Bible.  The Bible has His recorded words in them, but they are words without spirit. There is no conflict with what the Spirit of God has written and what the Spirit of God will speak to you; but recorded words are the letter; not the spirit, which gives life. When Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Peter and Paul spoke of the scriptures, they used the word ‘scriptures,’ not the Word of God. The Bible refers to the Word of God as spoken or spirit, which is living and active, Heb 4:12.

Hebrews 4:12For the word of God is living and active.                   The Bible is not living and active, but words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. John 6:63                   So the Word of God is the Living Word, Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Voice of the Lord. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow;                 A book, or words read from a book cannot divide soul and spirit, but Christ, the Living Word of God does. it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.                   The Bible cannot judge your heart; but Christ, the Word of God, can and does!

The Bible is not the Word of God. It is not living or active. It cannot judge your heart, penetrate you, or change you.

And out of his mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: Rev 19:15                   This is Jesus. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. Rev. 19:13

Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Eph 6:17

So, the sword of the spirit is not the Bible, it is the spoken words from the mouth by the Spirit of Christ, the Word of God.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1

(To believe the Bible is the Word, is to mistake references in the Bible to the Word as the Bible instead of His voice – a critical difference in understanding of what God expects from you or how to please God.)

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 (This is clearly not the Bible, it is Christ, the Word of God.)

The Holy Spirit can reveal understandings in any language; but Bible Colleges teach from Hebrew, Greek, and Latin Biblical texts, desperately trying to discover the true meaning of the scriptures. If the Holy Spirit were helping in Bible study, Greek, Hebrew, and Latin would not be needed, proving Jesus and the Holy Spirit do not teach you while reading the Bible.

In 1515, before the Bible was published, there were far less than 100 sects in Christendom. Five hundred years of Bible study later, there are 30,000 sects. It is man’s fleshly mind, rather than the Holy Spirit, that controls learning from Bible study; for the Holy Spirit’s purpose is to have oneness of faith; yet there are 30,000 sects in Christendom, each with a different set of beliefs in how to please God, how to worship God, how to seek God – 30,000 different gospels, 30,000 different Jesus. This is massive evidence that studying the Bible creates the opposite of what the Holy Spirit desires, (one faith) and does not result in truth. Instead of Bible study, we need to be taught directly by the Holy Spirit [by listening] who desires to teach us all things. John 14:26

Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. Mat4:4

(There is no life without hearing words from the mouth of God.)

But we have to listen for the voice of the Holy Spirit, the Word of God, to hear.

The Bible, my favorite book, is good and has many truths within, and it is wonderful for understanding right vs. wrong, good for understanding what God requires from us, good for identifying His promises that result from seeking Him, and good for building our hope to attain His promises; but it does not teach us, convict us, tell us what to repent from, encourage us, convince us of righteousness, purify us, tell us how to live, speak to us in exact language we understand, speak to our specific conditions, show us the secrets of our hearts, give us personalized commands, judge us, tell us it loves us, or take us to paradise – which the Spirit of God, Jesus, who is the Word of God, does.

The Bible is the letter. The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 2 Cor 3:6

So Jesus, and his Spirit, is the Word of God, not the Bible! Thinking the Bible to be the Word of God is a dangerous invention of man.

Jesus himself distinguished between the scriptures (the Bible) and the Word, when addressing the Bible scholars and Bible students of his day, the Pharisees, in John as below:

You have neither heard the Father’s voice nor seen his form. But you do not have His word abiding in you, because whom He sent, Him you do not believe. You search the scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. John 5:37-39

Here Jesus clearly states a difference between the word and scriptures, (the bible) And the Word from his Voice that abides, (lives), in you is clearly better than scriptures.

Paul said, The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart. Rom 10:8 Clearly, the Bible is not in our heart and mouth; it is the spirit of God, the Word of God.

The Word of God is Spirit: Spirit of God, or Holy Spirit, or Spirit of Christ within each of us, where it lives or abides.

Furthermore, Jesus is not happy: You search the scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life

But you are not willing to come to me that you may have life. John 5:39-40 He is telling people that they substitute studying the Bible for coming directly to him; the Bible only testifies about him.

And they think studying the Bible to find eternal life, but the way to eternal life is to go directly to him.

The words we hear are words of eternal life, not the words we read or hear read from of the Bible.

The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. John 6:63

So, to have eternal life, we have to listen to the Voice of the Lord and obey his spoken words with spirit to us.

Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. The Bible only testifies of the way, the truth, and the Life.

If we want the way, or truth, or life; we have to go to him.

Studying the Bible is like studying the Law. (Voice of the Lord)

He wants us to seek Him, not seek knowledge about him from the Bible. The way to seek to God is to go to him, listen to him, and treasure the words we hear him speak to us.

We have made learning scriptures a rival to learning directly from God by Coming to Him.

But scriptures are not wrong; it is the way we idolize scriptures that is  wrong. Instead of  studying the Bible, prayer groups, and church socials – he wants us to Come to Him.

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matt 11:28-29

For everyone who comes to Me and listens to My words, (Listen to Him speak to you) Luke 6:47-8

Jesus replied, I am the Bread of Life. He who comes to Me will never be hungry, (John 6:35)

But you are not willing to come to me that you may have life. John 5:39-40

You have neither heard the Father’s voice nor seen his form. John 5:37

To hear the Father’s voice is to hear him speak words.

But you do not have His word abiding in you, because whom He sent, Him you do not believe.  John 5:38

Jesus says that hearing the voice is very important to having his Word abide in us. If you abide in My word, you are truly My disciples. You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:31-32

The Bible is not the Word to abide in and is not truth. Jesus is the Truth. Words spoken by God with Spirit are truth.

Jesus told us in his prayer to the Father: Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. John 17:17

He said that the Father’s words are truth; words we hear from the Father’s voice, or Jesus’ voice, or the Spirit of Truth.

..so learned Christ, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus Eph 4:20-21

I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth. John 15:26. The Holy Spirit will teach you all things. John 14:26

If we abide in Christ’s word,[the spirit], we are his true disciples and we will know the truth. Words from the Bible are without spirit and are not directed at your exact condition and need. When the Spirit of God speaks to us, it speaks to our exact condition and exactly what we need to know. This is how we seek God. We seek to hear his voice and then treasure what we hear, and obey what he tells us to do.

Reading and studying the Bible is not seeking God, or abiding in Him.

Reading the Bible is a work of the flesh, which profits nothing.

The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. John 6:63

The Bible wasn’t even printed until 1516, but the early Church thrived until 320 AD. Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. Mat4:4

This is indisputably not the Bible. We are to live on words that come from the mouth of God! NOT the Bible. And we need words from the mouth of God, daily. We need our daily bread from heaven – words from his mouth.

Jesus said, I am the bread of life: he that comes to me shall never hunger. John 6:35. Listen and live.whoever continues to feed on Me shall live through and because of Me. John 6:57

Give us this day our daily bread – the words that Jesus speaks to us. Stop toiling and doing and producing for the food that perishes and decomposes, but strive and work and produce rather for the food which endures unto life eternal. John 6:27

You need no teacher other than the anointing within you.1 John 2:27

That which may be known of God is manifest [revealed] within them for God has shown it to them. Rom 1:19

(Paul is saying, whatever is to be learned about God is to be revealed within a man.) Do you not yourselves know that Jesus Christ is in you, unless you are disqualified? 2 Cor 13:5

The voice of the Lord told me, “The world hides in the Bible.” The world hides from God in the Bible.

Reading the Bible is a substitute for having God teach you, examine your heart, convict you, and cleanse you.

The world hides from Christ, the Living Word who judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

It hides from Christ the Light, who brings to light what is hidden in darkness and exposes the motives of men’s hearts. 1 Cor 4:5

How sad that we think we are seeking God by reading the Bible, but He sees us as hiding from Him.

We are covering our nakedness with the Bible and hiding in the tree of knowledge. Gen 3:8-10

“I say this to your shame. Though you have great knowledge of the scriptures and profess them, you don’t possess of whom they speak.” Voice of the Lord

You search the scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life, and these are they which testify of Me. John 5:39

But you are not willing to come to me that you may have life. John 5:39-40

The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. John 6:63

The words we hear are words of eternal life.

But you do not have His word abiding in you, because whom He sent, Him you do not believe.  John 5:38

When we hear his voice and keep his words, then his word abides in us. It lives in us, and controls us.

As his words live in us and control us, we are set free from sin, and we obtain eternal life. We possess Jesus.

He who feeds on My flesh and drinks My blood dwells continually in Me, and I in him. John 6:56

God is Word and Spirit. He is word made flesh. We must feed on his words: to listen, and obey.

We must drink his Spirit of gentleness, kindness, peace, and love by which the words are spoken.

Just as the living Father sent Me and I live by (through, because of) the Father, even so whoever continues to feed on Me shall live through and because of Me. He who takes this Bread for his food shall live forever. John 6:57-8

This is how to possess of whom the scriptures speak, to possess Jesus.

If you abide in My word, you are truly My disciples. You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.  John 8:31-2

So if the Son liberates you, then you are really and unquestionably free.  John 8:36 To be set free, is to be released from captivity. To be released from slavery. To be freed from sin.

And sin includes rage, lust, sexual immorality, greed, envy, lying, passions, pleasures, etc., Gal 5:19-23, Eph 5:5

Jesus came so he could destroy the devil and his works [sin] in us – if we go to him. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, [in us] that he might destroy the works of the devil. 1 John 3:8

As Paul confirms: But now since you have been set free from sin and have become the slaves of God,

you have your present reward in holiness and its end is eternal life. Rom 6:22

As John confirms: Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him. 1 John 3:6

Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God. 1 John 3:9

And His seed are the words he has planted in your heart, words that you have heard, the Word of God.

Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice. John 18:37

see also

http://pbulow.tripod.com/voice.html

http://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/some-people-are-realy-lucky-they-experience-jesus/

http://pbulow.tripod.com/wait.html

http://sacredtruths.wordpress.com/2012/02/04/god-can-speak-directly-to-you/

http://postedat.wordpress.com/2009/01/21/god-speaks/

https://wittnessed.wordpress.com/2013/02/10/the-need-to-hear-the-voice-of-jesus-himself/
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I am a Canadian, retired and I do have an Engineering degree, from Concordia University , Montreal 1968, plus I had also now worked as a Re/Max Realtor in Calgary too.

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